Okuma America Corp. has introduced the MCR-S double-column machining center. It roughs and finishes press dies in one setup and is designed for heavy- duty machining of process-intensive press dies. Featuring full 5-face and 5-axis machining, the system is suitable for die repair work, handling hardened cast-iron, nonferrous, and exotic materials.
According to the company, the machine’s one setup process achieves a 25% reduction in cycle time compared to similar models by using faster cutting feed rates and spindle speeds and eliminating manual die finishing.
The Hyper-Surface feature detects and automatically compensates for surface disturbances in the part program to eliminate streaks or stripes for a high-quality surface finish.